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Wen express hope for fair, reasonable results from Copenhagen

2009-12-17 13:38 BJT

Special Report: UN climate change conference in Copenhagen |

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao arrived in Copenhagen Wednesday evening for the ongoing UN Climate Change Conference. The Conference is set to end on Friday, and Wen's attendance is an indication of China's determination to control greenhouse emissions.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (1st, R) is welcomed after he arrives at Copenhagen, capital of Denmark , on Dec. 16, 2009. Wen Jiabao arrived here Wednesday evening for the ongoing UN Climate Change Conference. (Xinhua/Wu Wei)
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (1st, R) is welcomed after he arrives at Copenhagen,
capital of Denmark , on Dec. 16, 2009. Wen Jiabao arrived here Wednesday
evening for the ongoing UN Climate Change Conference.(Xinhua/Wu Wei)

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is scheduled to meet with other foreign leaders on the sidelines of the climate summit in Copenhagen.

During his flight, Wen told reporters that his attendance at the meeting aims to show the great importance the Chinese government and people attach to the issue of climate change, and to assert the nation's sincerity and determination in working with the international community to meet this global challenge.

Wen said the Copenhagen Climate Conference is now in its final and critical stage. He said he will closely communicate and coordinate with various parties and deliver a speech outlining China's stance on climate change.

Wen said he hoped the meeting will yield fair, reasonable, balanced, and achievable results.

As a big country, China has pledged to do its share. It has taken a constructive and positive approach in the Copenhagen talks and elsewhere.

Last month, China announced that it would reduce the intensity of carbon emissions per unit of its GDP in 2020 by 40-to-45-percent from 2005 levels. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called the measures "quite important."

China expressed the stance that it will undertake its obligations as a developing country, and called on the developed countries to do their share.